Summary: This camera seemed promising at first. I went through all the steps that the setup wizard said. For the life of me it would not connect to the dlink site for me to make an account. Turns out I had to log in to my router and set up port forwarding for the camera to connect to the site so I could set up an account. I am not very computer savy, so it took me forever to just figure out how the heck to Port Forward something.
It works, but took buggy setup and narrow view angle
gadget guru, Amazon
20 December 2013
Summary: I was looking for a wireless camera to monitor my front door, which is well sheltered from the elements. I wanted something simple that didn't need constant access to a hard drive for recording so I liked the thought of it recording to the onboard micro SD card. PROS: 1. Good image quality (although brightness and contrast had to be adjusted. 2. Can easily view from my phone via free mydLink app. 3. Can view from any computer on mydLink web site. 4.
Summary: Love the camera other than the networking issue, no way to attach Ethernet to it either... which is why i am using the wireless.
Pros: When it works, its great, have it set up to on motion send 10 second (longest it supports) video to a FTP server i set up.
Cons: Stupid thing wont stay connected to the wireless network. Have tried updating firmware, static ip's, reserved ip's thorugh router, even just a normal DHCP. Continues to lose the connection to the router.
Summary: These appear to be reasonable cameras with fairly good resolution given the low cost. The mydlink system is, however, a complete nightmare for Mac users. There is very sketchy advice and troubleshooting for Macs and the Java runtime environment repeatedly fails making it impossible to see what your camera records. Add to that a pretty shoddy iPhone app and you have a nice camera recording footage you cannot see.
Summary: Motion detection didn't work. It never saw real motion, but when nothing was moving it sent emails. Maybe it's a ghost detection device? I contacted customer support and they ignored me. No response. Ever. At least I have a ticket number! You know what they can do with that...